Developing a curriculum for adult literacy education in Afghanistan


26 April 2015

Within the framework of the Enhancement of Literacy in Afghanistan (ELA) 3 Programme, which is funded by the governments of Japan, Sweden and Finland, UNESCO Kabul and the Afghan Ministry of Education’s Literacy Department organized a three-day workshop in Kabul from 13 to 15 April 2015 in order to develop the core competencies for the literacy curriculum.

The workshop was officially opened and closed by the Deputy Minister for Literacy Education, Mr Mohammad A. Karbalai. It was attended by 46 participants, mainly from the Literacy Department, who broadened their understanding of competency-based curriculum development and, on the basis of needs assessments findings resulting from field research, determined a set of core competencies that should be prioritized in the future literacy programme.

As part of UIL’s technical support for UNESCO Kabul in implementing ELA 3, Ulrike Hanemann assisted the ELA team with the facilitation of the workshop. In additional working meetings with the ELA team, she discussed the process and strategic orientation of the programme. She also provided technical advice to the Literacy for Empowerment of Afghan Police (LEAP) team and held two meetings with the Deputy Minister for Literacy Education to explore possibilities of future cooperation with UIL.